Online Programs Available at NCC
Don’t have time to come to campus?
You can take classes or earn your degree online!
Our online students can choose from over 750 courses and multiple programs! NCC, as a member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), provides an extensive schedule of classes every semester.
When you take an online class, you might work with our instructors or with an instructor at another participating community college. No matter where your instructor is, you earn your college credits through Northwest Iowa Community College.
You do not have to take all of our classes online. Many of our students blend their program with some online and some on campus. Our goal is to meet your needs!
- Courses run by terms. Most courses set weekly deadlines and not strictly self-paced.
- You will purchase a textbook, or in some cases your embedded content is purchased when you enroll.
- No matter who teaches the class, you are a student at Northwest Iowa Community College. All the support services available to campus students are also available to you–support from academic advisors, the library, tutoring services, the College Store and the distance learning team are at your service.
- You can apply online but must talk to an advisor before registering. This process helps you take the right course to complete your educational goals.
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Northwest Iowa Community College has been approved by the state of Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
NC-SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The agreement makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Student complaints concerning online courses and programs that have not been resolved by Northwest Iowa Community College may appeal to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission by calling 877-272-4456, or at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start.